NATO Preparing for War with Russia?

NATO Preparing for War with Russia? by Stephen Lendman Washington dominates NATO. It makes policy decisions. Other members march in lockstep, often harming their own self-interest. Imposing sanctions on Russia hurting their own economies is as good an example as any. So is acting belligerently against an important neighbor threatening no one, wanting mutual cooperation... Continue Reading →

Saudis Brutalize Migrants

Saudis Brutalize Migrants by Stephen Lendman Saudi Arabia is one of the world's most ruthless regimes. International law principles are systematically breached. The Kingdom is ruled by the despotic Saud monarchy. Democracy is strictly forbidden. So are free and open expression, press freedom and regime criticism.  Human Rights Watch's 2015 World Report said ruling authorities... Continue Reading →

Slicing and Dicing Greece to Pay Bankers

Slicing and Dicing Greece to Pay Bankers by Stephen Lendman Western societies are banker occupied territory. Financialization let monied interests scam ordinary people of incomes, savings, jobs, homes, overall welfare and futures. Profits alone matter. Paying bankers first is standard practice. Eurozone straightjacket membership mandates rules no just societies would tolerate, including foregoing the right... Continue Reading →

US and Israeli ICC Prosecutions? Don’t Bet on It

US and Israeli ICC Prosecutions? Don't Bet on It by Stephen Lendman The International Criminal Court (ICC) was established to prosecute culpable individuals for crimes of war, against humanity and genocide. Its mandate calls for "end(ing) impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious crimes of concern." US and Israeli officials are guilty of the... Continue Reading →

UN Report on Israel’s Summer 2014 Gaza War

UN Report on Israel's Summer 2014 Gaza War by Stephen Lendman The so-called UN Independent Commission of Inquiry (COI) on Israel's 2014 Gaza war had it both ways in its report instead of outright condemning what the whole world knows. Operation Protective Edge (OPE) was cold, calculated Israeli naked aggression on 1.8 million near defenseless... Continue Reading →

New York Times Big Lies

New York Times Big Lies by Stephen Lendman The Times is an establishment publication - a lying machine, a mouthpiece for powerful monied interests at the expense of popular ones. Hard truths are suppressed. Managed news misinformation substitutes. Readers are systematically lied to on issues mattering most. Times editors, correspondents and contributors aren't journalists. They're... Continue Reading →

Israel’s Response to Everything: Collective Punishment

Israel's Response to Everything: Collective Punishment by Stephen Lendman International law is clear. Fourth Geneva's Article 33 states:  "No protected person may be punished for an offence he or she has not personally committed. Collective penalties and likewise all measures of intimidation or of terrorism are prohibited." It doesn't matter. Israel systematically ignores all international... Continue Reading →

Putting Charleston Killings in Context

Putting Charleston Killings in Context by Stephen Lendman US cities and towns are battlegrounds. Around 100,000 Americans are gun violence victims annually. In Chicago alone where this writer lives, gun-related deaths exceed one a day. On warm summer weekends, it can be a dozen or more. Few incidents make headlines. Whenever they do, media reports... Continue Reading →

Israel Bombs Lebanon

Israel Bombs Lebanon by Stephen Lendman Sunday reports indicate an Israeli warplane bombed a remote Lebanese Bekaa region to destroy one of its drones apparently downed. An IDF spokeswoman declined to comment. A Lebanese security source said it's not entirely clear what happened "but most probably it was an Israeli airstrike to destroy its downed... Continue Reading →

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